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National Summary

Today

Mild and rather windy overnight. Most places will stay dry, but rain and drizzle will affect west and southwest coasts. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees. Moderate to fresh southerly winds will increase fresh to strong.

Tomorrow

Wednesday will be a windy day with strong and gusty southerly winds, which will reach gale force along exposed Atlantic coasts. Most of the country will continue dry. However, patchy rain in the west will turn more persistent as the day goes and may turn heavy on higher ground in the southwest. Highest temperatures will range from 9 to 11 degrees.

Outlook

Thursday night: Rain will continue on west coasts, elsewhere it will remain largely dry. Lowest temperatures between 3 and 6 degrees. Breezy still in fresh southeast winds.Friday: The rain in the west will slowly spread across the country but it will probably break up as it does, with a lot of dry weather as a result. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees. Southeast winds will ease further through the day.The weather forecast for the weekend weather is still a bit uncertain. There will be scattered showers and possibly longer spells of rain, but good dry and sunny spells will occur as well. Frost seems likely at night and daytime temperatures will be around normal for the time of year. Winds will be mainly light to moderate from variable directions. Changeable weather at the start of next week as well.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South-Southeast, 16 Knots, Fair, 24 Miles, 1015, Steady

Dublin Airport

South, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1021, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 3 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 9 Miles, 1022, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

South, 17 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1020, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

South, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1019, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

South, 11 Knots, Gust 27 Knots, Rain shower, 2 Miles, 1017, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

South, 18 Knots, Light rain, 2 Miles, 1016, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South, 21 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1014, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 1.9 m, 1021, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 4.2 m, 1012, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1800 Wednesday 25 January 2017 Issued at 1800 Tuesday 24 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 1500: A strengthening southerly airflow over Ireland will persist, as an Anticyclone of 1030 hPa., over Europe declines, allowing frontal troughs to approach from the Atlantic. These troughs will become slow-moving near the Atlantic Seaboard tomorrow.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Malin Head

Wind: South to southeast force 5 or 6, increasing force 7 or gale force 8 and gusty overnight. Winds may reach strong gale force 9 in places, during Wednesday afternoon.

Weather: Patchy rain, drizzle and fog, but some fair weather also. More persistent and sometimes heavy rain will affect Atlantic coasts during the day tomorrow.

Visibility: Moderate to poor in precipitation and fog, good otherwise.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: South to southwest force 5 or 6, increasing to force 6 or 7 and gusty by Wednesday morning, with winds occasionally touching gale force in the afternoon.

Weather: Patchy rain, drizzle and fog, but some fair weather also. More persistent and sometimes heavy rain will affect Atlantic coasts during the day tomorrow.

Visibility: Moderate to poor in precipitation and fog, good otherwise.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Thursday 26 January 2017: Gale to strong gale force and gusty south to southeast winds, later decreasing strong to gale force. Patches of rain, drizzle and fog, with some heavy rain in the southwest and west.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Southerly winds will reach mean speeds in excess of 46 km/h during Wednesday. Strongest winds will be at coasts and will peak in the evening.\n\nSoutheast winds will reach mean speeds in excess of 56 km/h during Thursday. Strongest winds will be at coasts.

Gale Warning

South to southeast winds will increase to gale force overnight on Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Malin Head.

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds will reach force 6 or higher overnight and on Wednesday on Irish coasts from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head.

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